La Mesa Safe Routes Guide is a rich and comprehensive guide for Safe Routes to School. This guide provides an overview of the La Mesa Walk N Roll Safe Routes to School Project WalkSanDiego (Circulate San Diego's predecessor organization) implemented for the City of La Mesa. Additionally, this guide is designed to be a resource for new or expanding programs. It is full of helpful resources and examples, and decriptions of how program components were conducted within this project. Also, it provides details on how to incorporate an intergenerational component to an existing Safe Routes to School Program.
We created the Regional Walk Scorecard to raise awareness of policies and funding decisions that impact walkability, and to create healthy competition among cities to champion walk-friendly policies and facilities. WalkSanDiego issued the first Walk Scorecard in 2012, in which we recognized National City as the top-ranked jurisdiction.
For this second edition of the Regional Walk Scorecard, special emphasis was given to on-the-ground pedestrian safety improvements. This change was made in direct response to feedback we received following our last effort. This year, we’ve counted crossing improvements at intersections, safer amenities around schools, and the use of innovative treatments such as mid-block crossings and lighting, and signals recently approved by the state to draw more attention to the presence of pedestrians along streets and at crossings.